The Original Fool

by Dolores Dagenais

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Here's an early release from me! This album was originally released in 2006! It's fun to look back sometimes and see how far you've come. I'm pretty happy with the overall improvement in my ability to record, I'm sharing this for "nostalgia" sake and hope you'll be forgiving of its imperfections :)

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released March 2, 2012

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Track Name: The Original Fool
The Original Fool

(chorus)
Oh did I suffer?
Oh did i cry?
Did I believe
every lie?
Baby ain't I?
Baby ain't I, the original fool?

You were down on your luck
down on your heel
you'd had a tough turn
on lifes grinding wheel
when i picked you up
i brushed you off
i made you mine

-chorus-

You laid me out
you laid me down
then you went out
you played around
and i was broken
I was a lone
In misery
Track Name: Our Living Room
Our Living Room

It’s 5 O’ clock the suns coming up
I’m lying here just thinking about you
And the way we moved
As the music grew
Last night in our living room

Please love don’t open your eyes
It seems like your dreams may be nice
And if I could I erase the morning light
And take us back
To last night in our living room

There’s no rush the world can wait
I’m lying here trying to make it go away
And the way it moves
Onto something new
And I want last night in our living room

The sun is high
In a strawberry sky
I’m standing here just wondering why
You seem to move on to something new
When I want last night in our living room

Please love don’t open the blinds
It’ seems like, if we could only try
Together we could erase the morning sky
And take us back
To last night in out living room
Track Name: I'm Not Her
I was watching you
I was watching you watch her
as she walked away
I could see she left you hurt
it didn't take me too much time to make you mine

but I'm not her
and I can't listen to this anymore
I'm not her
and you won't find me sneaking out the door
rebuild your self esteem
I'll be your everything
but I'm not her

I was watching you
when you had just begun
to figure out the truth of everything she'd done
it didn't take her too much time to learn to lie

but I'm not her
and I can't listen to this anymore
I'm not her
and you won't find me sneaking out the door
rebuild your self esteem
I'll be your everything
but I'm not her

You could try to see
what accusations do to me
or you could just believe
that I'm not her

I'm not her
and I can't listen to this anymore
I'm not her
and you won't find me sneaking out the door
rebuild your self esteem
I'll be your everything
but I'm not her
Track Name: Get In Line
Don't come around
telling me you love me
cause i know better than to buy that lie
don't come around
looking to get friendly
cause I've had better in my time

there are dishes in the kitchen
clothes out on the line
if you want my sweet submission
you better get in line

don't come home
looking for you dinner
cause I've had better things to do with my time
don't come home
checking out my lingerie
with expectations on your mind

there are kids out in the alley
and work that's far behind
if you want me feeling that way
you better get in line

Don't come back
way passed midnight
cause i know the smell of cheap perfume
don't come back
after your boys night
i may be a fool but I aint blind to you

there are kids out in the alley
a train to catch at nine
if you want me feeling that way
you better get in line
Track Name: 2000 Years Late
Today in the world
bombs fell again
and children were hungry
and cried in their sleep
and prayed to God
for better dreams tomorrow

today in a town
they cut a man down
who spoke only words of peace
and mans equality
and prayed to God
for better days tomorrow

and it was your birthday
aren't you proud of us?
haven't we come a long way in 2000 years?
do you ever wonder what the sacrifice was for

if you had arrived 2000 years late
would you have turned heel
and left all our souls to fate
if you had arrived 2000 years late
would anyone believe anything that you had to say

today in the street
i watched a man fall
and someone else helped him
rise with a smile
and said are you alright
and walked with him awhile

and it was your birthday
aren't you proud of us?
haven't we come a long way in 2000 years?
do you ever wonder what the sacrifice was for

if you had arrived 2000 years late
would you have turned heel
and left all our souls to fate
if you had arrived 2000 years late
would anyone believe anything that you had to say

and it was your birthday
aren't you proud of us?
haven't we come a long way in 2000 years?
do you ever wonder what the sacrifice was for
Track Name: Landing Gear
sit by the window on the plane
grey clouds and bullets of black rain
listen to the mother in the centre aisle
yes dear it's alright we'll be landing in a little while

it's all up to God now
if i ever see the ground
it's all up to God now
to get the landing gear down

listen to the captain as he clears his throat
of panic stuck there like a post-it note
he says there's trouble on the runway
but the engine doesn't sound right to me

it's all up to God now
if i ever see the ground
it's all up to God now
to get the landing gear down

the woman in the third row says a prayer
a husband kisses his wifes hand
a father holds his daughter close
no one is alone
as we begin to land
to land

Surreal lights are on the runway
a pale reflection in the glass
between my hands I hold a memory
you and me steepled like a prayer

it's all up to God now
if i ever see the ground
it's all up to God now
to get the landing gear down

the woman in the third row says a prayer
a husband kisses his wifes hand
a father holds his daughter close
no one is alone
as we begin to land
to land
Track Name: Wild Ponies
Wild Ponies

Dear John
I'm gone
Riding these wild ponies
Don’t wait
If I'm late
The fields are over flowing
With the last of winters rain
I hardly ever feel this way
Spring begins to bleed again
These ponies want to run away

Don't cry
I might
ride into the twig light
landslide of hindsight
the morning caught me
blind side

what is left of winters frost
is hardly ever worth the cost
of every tear the sky has lost
these ponies trample as they cross

spring breaks like a diamond
over lake Michigan
I find myself out riding
These wild ponies again
Lord knows where they’ll run to
It’s enough to know
There are untamed things
We should let go

Hands cold
Eyes closed
I listen to their leaving
I’m home
Safe, warm
Beside you in the evening
They are only clouds of dust
It hardly ever is enough
But even gold will sometimes rust
There’s something wild in all of us
Track Name: Sudbury Home
aurora's waving over Sudbury tonight
she throws a welcome on the ice
the snow like diamonds on the shores of Ramsey Lake
on Earth and heaven all is right

but I wish you were here
though it's lovely I'm alone
I wish you were here
isn't it time that you came home?
to your Sudbury home

the trees are all in flower
on the Bell Park paths
waving arms to welcome you
waves are kissing on the shores of Ramsey Lake
the way that I'd be kissing you

but I wish you were here
though it's lovely I'm alone
I wish you were here
isn't it time that you came home?
to your Sudbury home

I'll light a fire in the stove
then I'll pour your favourite wine
there's no better place go
when home's the heart that's yours and mine
Sudbury home

Cavasses of blue
hold polkadotted kites
writing welcomes on the sky
the summer air's alive with melodies tonight
as the festival goes by

I wish you were here
though it's lovely I'm alone
I wish you were here
isn't it time that you came home?
to your Sudbury home
Track Name: Grandma's Favourite Teacup
Drink your milk from grandma's favourite tea cup
use the silver to spread jam upon your bread
the crystal is perfect for orange juice at breakfast
it isn't long before we're dead

A lace tablecloth picnic
wear your best dress to the park
and all the things you've been saving for someday
use them now before we part

hold my hand though i know that you can make it
laugh out loud no matter who's around
lift your chin and show your face to the sunshine
it isn't long before we're under ground

and you can read the leaves
in grandma's favourite tea cup
they'll tell you of a time to come
Dol, these things will soon be yours to remember
but don't forget to have some fun

drink a toast
and dance at your wedding
leave a picture in the place beside my name
and don't bring roses from your bouquet
to my graveside
I can't see them so it's all the same

and you can read the leaves
in grandma's favourite tea cup
they'll tell you of a time to come
Dol, these things will soon be yours to remember
but don't forget to have some fun

Drink your milk from grandma's favourite tea cup
use the silver to spread jam upon your bread
the crystal is perfect for orange juice at breakfast
it isn't long before we're dead
Track Name: Bethlehem
don't worry I won't leave
not fool enough to believe
that there's some world out there
beating down my door
that there's some world out there
I haven't had before

before I met you I was kind
before I met you I was fine
and I knew how to hold my tongue
I was infinitely young
take me to Bethlehem
so I can be myself again
take me to Bethlehem
and when I find you there I'll be home

don't worry I won't go
not fool enough to know
that there's someone out there
waiting just for me
that there's someone out there
who'd really let me be me

before I met you I was kind
before I met you I was fine
and I knew how to hold my tongue
I was infinitely young
take me to Bethlehem
so I can be myself again
take me to Bethlehem
and when I find you there I'll be home

I'll be infinitely young
and I'll know how to hold my tongue
Track Name: Empty Pocket (original version)
Empty Pocket

Sarah watches snow begin to fly
She remembers this time last year
The missions were closed
No place to go
In broken boots and threadbare clothes

Andy said
“Never mind
We both know what it means
You can sleep on the street
But I’ve still got our dreams
In my pocket”

Andy took her underneath his wing
Found her a doorway and a corner to sleep
When Sarah was cold he said
“Here take my coat”
Generosity is not lost on those who know

But Andy said
“Never mind
We both know what it means
You can sleep on the street
But I’ve still got our dreams
In my pocket”

“No one can take anything they can not see
No one can take your love away from me
It’s in my pocket
In my empty pocket”

Andy wandered all the way down town
And no one knew his name when he was found
But Sarah she dreamed of warm angel wings
And a voice that said “you’ll be far away from me”

It said “Never mind
We both know what it means
You can sleep on the street
But I’ve still got our dreams
In my pocket”

“No one can take anything they can not see
No one can take your love away from me
It’s in my pocket
In my empty pocket”

Sarah watches snow begin to fly
And she remembers this time last year…
Track Name: This Isn't A Love Song
Blond hair and blue eyes
see right thru my disguise
sweet smile and i love the way you talk
name carved on this heart of rock

but I don't want to see you tonight
and i don't care if you are alright
I don't want to see your face
I feel like I've been running in place

and this isn't a love song baby

I wanna let go
cause you don't know what you do to me
I wanna let go
baby why can't you see what you do to me

sweet hand that know what i like
how they do everything alright
still waters that run so deep
this iron heart might be yours to keep

but I don't want to see you today
and i don't care if you are OK
I don't want to see you at all
I feel like my backs against a wall

and this isn't a love song baby

I wanna let go
cause you don't know what you do to me
I wanna let go
baby why can't you see what you do to me

and this isn't a love song baby
no no no
Track Name: Is the Sky Not Blue?
If somebody told you the sky wasn't blue
is the sky not blue?
If everyone you knew said the sky wasn't blue
is the sky not blue?
and if you ever wonder of if you are ever confused
if you ever doubt it
is the sky not blue?
and you ask me if I love you
is the sky not blue?
and if the whole world said the sky wasn't blue
is the sky not blue?
and when lightening blinds
and darkness casts shadows on your
is the sky not blue?
and you ask me if I love you
is the sky not blue?
if you yearn to know why and you ask the sky if it's true
is the sky not blue?
and if it sits silent providing no answers for you
is the sky not blue?
if you ever wonder or if you are ever confused
if you ever doubt it
is the sky not blue?
and you ask me if I love you
is the sky not blue?